Blam! My vein is no good.

September 16, 2010


Has this ever happened to you?

Lloyd and I had gone for a walk* last Saturday, and after we came home my big toe started to itch rather badly, then it hurt very specifically for a few minutes, then it hurt A LOT, then it was fine.

I checked it the next day and there was the bruise. I believe this is the second or third time this has happened to me. Is this called a toe aneurysm?

* A note about the walk. Our little grocery store is about 5 or 6 blocks away. On rare occasions we walk to the store, and I feel super-healthy…. but then we walk back. Do you know what is between our house and the store?

Dairy Queen.

Not the ideal exercise regimen.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Blam! My vein is no good.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Maybe you were bit by a spider and your toe is going to fall off. Would you keep it in a jar if it did? It would make a great Halloween prop.


    • Peggy Said on:

      Or a cool cupcake decoration…

      Btw: Ouch! This has never happened to me…an itch following by pain followed by a bruise…on a toe. Hmmm…to the internet.


  2. Lloyd Said on:

    I am not quite as old as Lauren, so I have not experienced this yet.


  3. Beth Said on:

    That exact thing. In the very same place on my own big toe has happened to me. Roughly once every 4 years. Weird.

    And the Pain. Is. Searing.


  4. Gretchen Said on:

    Maybe it is “the gout.” I’ve never had it but I know it affects toes and is quite painful.


  5. Annette Said on:

    Strap a DQ BLIZZARD to your toe and you’ll be fine!


  6. Curt Said on:

    Oh yeah…..I have seen this before. It is called “rock in the shoe syndrome”. Starts with an iche (athletes food, unrelated to the rock), starts hurting a little, then hurts a lot, take off shoe and stops hurting and notice a bruise on your foot. Yup, rock in the shoe syndrome.


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